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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby planet54 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:00 pm

For people that are new to this topic.
http://wildflowersofcolorado.com/
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby Greenhouseguy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:00 pm

goingup wrote:
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I thought it was a yellow pond lilly because it was near water but the leaves don't quite match up... so unknown unless someone can identify it. I believe it is pollinated by a species of fly.


Heartleaf arnica, Arnica cordifolia.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:08 pm

Heartleaf arnica, Arnica cordifolia.


I thought they were mule's ear daisies, but you seem to be more knowledgeable about it that I. How can you tell the difference?
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby MUni Rider » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:41 pm

Steve Gio wrote:So Cheaton, are you going to reveal where this amazing picture was taken? Hopefully this weekend will produce some nice shots through the community. But above all enjoy and be safe everyone. Too much bad juju on the air.


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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JEyez » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:51 pm

MUni Rider wrote:
Steve Gio wrote:So Cheaton, are you going to reveal where this amazing picture was taken? Hopefully this weekend will produce some nice shots through the community. But above all enjoy and be safe everyone. Too much bad juju on the air.


"God Spilled the Paint", but not in Colorado. [-X Not even from this year. 2005, California, Carizzo Plains National Monument.

http://www.keesphotos.com/Flowers/Wildflowers/1680669_B7VLRw#!i=1161508037&k=8MgXBMw


He already acknowledged and credited the source on page 1.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby ajkagy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:58 pm

wheresgibbs wrote:@ajkagy -- think high alpines will be out in couple weeks? Heading to CB July 26-29, hoping to catch some color.


yea, I was up near the top of 401 this past weekend (11,300ft or so) and there were hardly any flowers, but the flowers are going crazy at the lower elevations near town. I would guess in another week or two they'll be out up higher. You should have plenty of color in late July.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby Greenhouseguy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:12 pm

JoniBologna wrote:
Heartleaf arnica, Arnica cordifolia.


I thought they were mule's ear daisies, but you seem to be more knowledgeable about it that I. How can you tell the difference?


Mule's ear daisies are mostly on the west coast and on the western slope. Something that can easily be mistaken for a mule's ear daisy is the arrowleaf balsamroot, Balsamorhiza sagittata. It has long, strap-like leaves and yellow daisy-like flowers. I've seen it growing in open areas up to and slightly above treeline on Guanella Pass and Independence Pass. Here's a link to a good native plant site:

http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/balsamorhiza.htm

The heartleaf arnica is much smaller, and has heart-shaped leaves with toothed margins. It grows in dappled light under pines or aspens anywhere in the Front Range, from the foothills on up to higher altitudes. I recall photographing it on Quandary Peak's standard route, down in the trees. Here's a link to the Arnica cordifolia page on the same site:

http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/arnica%20cordifolia.htm
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby planet54 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:29 pm

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Wooly Lousewort Arctic National Wildlife Refuge June 2013
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby JoniBologna » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:59 pm

Greenhouseguy wrote:
JoniBologna wrote:
Heartleaf arnica, Arnica cordifolia.


I thought they were mule's ear daisies, but you seem to be more knowledgeable about it that I. How can you tell the difference?


Mule's ear daisies are mostly on the west coast and on the western slope. Something that can easily be mistaken for a mule's ear daisy is the arrowleaf balsamroot, Balsamorhiza sagittata. It has long, strap-like leaves and yellow daisy-like flowers. I've seen it growing in open areas up to and slightly above treeline on Guanella Pass and Independence Pass. Here's a link to a good native plant site:

http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/balsamorhiza.htm

The heartleaf arnica is much smaller, and has heart-shaped leaves with toothed margins. It grows in dappled light under pines or aspens anywhere in the Front Range, from the foothills on up to higher altitudes. I recall photographing it on Quandary Peak's standard route, down in the trees. Here's a link to the Arnica cordifolia page on the same site:

http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/arnica%20cordifolia.htm


Interesting. Thanks for the clarification!
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby pw » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:31 pm

I was wondering where this topic was. I was up W. Brush Creek Road today and the flowers were going absolutely bonkers. Here is a poor effort (shaky hand or flowers, not sure which), but it shows how many flower were blooming on along the trail.

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:39 am

Can someone please help me identify this flower? I've been trying to figure out what it is but I'm not having any luck. It was growing next to a little stream on the trail up to Mount Parnassus. Arapaho National Forest.
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